(Closed) Bouquet Preservation

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

There are places that will freeze dry your bouquet now – it seems pretty expensive.  The ones I looked at are charging between $500 and $1000 depending on the size of the bouquet and how they arrange it for display (what kind of case) afterwards.  It’s a great idea, but I can’t really justify the cost – especially when I don’t really know what the heck I’m going to do with a dried bouquet anyway.

My sister dried hers as a bouquet – using silica gel – and it looked great but it ended up molding where the stems were tied so she had to throw it out.  I have disassembled mine (tip from several websites) and put the individual flowers in silica gel, and will try re-assembling it later.  So far the flowers look really good.  I also took a lot of photos of it, and I figure that for the cost to get it freeze dried I can go out on our anniversary and order a nice arrangement with the same flowers for a number of years.  And I plan to do that.

Post # 4
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5 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

depending on the type of flowers you use, you can hang the bouquet "up-side-down" to dry, then spray with a craft glue, way less and last for years.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If anyone has any more experience with this or can recommend a spray, I would love to hear it!  Something not super time-consuming would be awesome!!

Post # 6
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117 posts
Blushing bee

my mom won’t let me dry mine.  She says dead or dried flowers in the house is back luck, (I guess that expends to freeze dried)

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